Wednesday, 21 November 2012

New fabrics and new makes....

After a visit to a local fabric supplier, I have some lovely bundles to show...some are here already and some are on order!  Exciting!  It is so difficult to choose from all the fabrics available...I have to admit that I love most styles (maybe except batiks which I am not keen on at all!!) and get quite fed up with the so called 'modern' or so called 'traditional' camps!!  There are no rules in this house and if you like it, so be it!!!  Enough ranting for today....
The first offering is a lovely range of pinks and blues..

These are soft and muted and really lovely!  The second offering is on order and is a range called Frippery...
Much fresher and brighter but equally lovely!  Not sure that all the range will be available as yet..fingers crossed!
Meanwhile, plenty of longarm quilting has been done (piccies to follow) and some time to sew for me!
The Bella range is definitely one of my favourites and I have just finished sewing this one..
Great fun to sew and very jolly!   It just needs layering and quilting now.  I thought that I might have time this week but teaching commitments have made that impossible!  I have also been experimenting with making purses using a frame...I did enjoy this but got very sticky in the process!!
It is lined with pink Sketch fabric and ready for my pennies!!

Until next time......please do visit my webshop!  Lots of lovely fabrics and rulers which will make wonderful Christmas pressies!!   And comments......I love to hear from you!

Friday, 9 November 2012

First block done on the quick curve ruler quilt along!

The first one I used reproduction style fabrics and it has photographed rather like a 'modern' block!!  The second block, I used the same colours as I have in my home and although they are not repro style, they sort of look more 'old fashioned'!!  Funny how it works sometimes.  I have had fun with these and they were so easy to piece.  Looking forward now to sewing the next block from Jenny's quilt along!

Meanwhile, back to the quilting in the studio.  I have a cream and burgundy quilt on there right now which requires custom work!  Lots of pretty stitching on open spaces!   A walk for the woollies will follow later today if it stays dry!  It is dark so early these days, I can't leave it too late to go out!
Until then....